For the first time in 44 years, two Tennessee Vols went in the first round of the NBA Draft when Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer were selected by the Los Angeles Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers respectively.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trying to rebound after a crushing end to their season, the Philadelphia 76ers selected Tennessee freshman Jaden Springer with the 28th pick of the NBA draft Thursday night. The 18-year-old guard averaged 12.5 points in 25 games in his lone season with Tennessee and led the team in 3-point percentage and free […]
SYDNEY (AP) — Ben Simmons has withdrawn from Australia’s Olympic squad in order to spend time working on his individual skill development following a disappointing NBA post-season for the Philadelphia 76ers. Basketball Australia issued a statement early Tuesday local time to confirm Simmons’ decision to pull out of selection for the Tokyo Olympics. “It is […]
Can the Hawks take a few games from the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals? Where does Trae Young rank among the NBA’s top point guards? Who’s to blame for the 76ers’ lack of playoff success? Which team got the most value from the 2018 NBA Draft?
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons backed his way to the basket, spun around Danilo Gallinari for the easy look at the net — an uncontested layup, a dunk — and he passed. Passed the ball. Passed on the shot. Passed on the chance to tie the game. Joel Embiid threw up his hands in disbelief. […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young ripped off his jersey and bounded up the steps to toss his dad the souvenir from the first Game 7 road victory in Hawks history. Young’s going to need a new uniform. He shook off a cold shooting night and improbably helped Atlanta become road warriors one more time, and […]
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta. Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved Embiid before both rose to their feet. Embiid had his […]
ATLANTA (AP) — Seth Curry hit six 3-pointes and scored 24 points and the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Atlanta Hawks 104-99 in Game 6 on Friday night. The 76ers overcame Trae Young’s 34-point effort to force Game 7 on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Tobias Harris […]
ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA’s top playoff seeds, Philadelphia and Utah, are on the brink of being eliminated. The 76ers have blown leads of 18 and 26 points in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, who now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2. Atlanta, the No. 5 seed, can clinch the series at home […]
Ben Simmons’ foul-shooting woes so far in the playoffs aren’t just obvious. They’re basically unprecedented. The Philadelphia guard is 22 for 67 from the line so far in this postseason. He’s down to 32.8% after going 4-for-14 in Philadelphia’s Game 5 loss to Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night — and nobody […]